This Week at Baylor: Oct. 8-14, 2017

  • Alex Parker
    Alex Parker will lead Baylor's jazz ensemble concert Tuesday night.
  • Steven Poster
    Cinematographer and photographer Steven Poster visits Baylor for screening and conversation.
Oct. 6, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2017) – This week, Baylor will host several lectures on religion, politics and the environment along with a variety of concerts, movies and guest speakers.

MONDAY, Oct. 9

Chapel Highlights − Lori Baker, Ph.D., Baylor University’s vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development, will speak to students during Chapel services at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. in Waco Hall. Baker is associate professor of anthropology and the founder and executive director of the International Consortium for Forensic Identification, Reuniting Families Project. Waco Hall is located at 624 Speight Ave. To watch the live broadcast, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome − Baylor Student Activities and the Waco Hippodrome present “Resilience” at 7 p.m. The film is a documentary that discusses a recently discovered biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. Tickets are free but must be picked up in advance. The Hippodrome is located at 724 Austin Ave. For more information, visit the Student Activities website.

McGee Endowed Lecture − Luke Bretherton, Ph.D., professor of theological ethics and senior fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke Divinity School, will speak at the 2017 McGee Endowed Lecture Series. Bretherton will speak on the topic of "People, Populism, and the Church in the Era of Trump." The three-part lecture series will also include a food truck dinner on Monday night, open to the Baylor and Waco communities. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in Miller Chapel, 600 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Baylor Website.

TUESDAY, Oct. 10

An Evening with Steve Poster ASC − Baylor’s film and digital media department will host an evening with famous cinematographer and photographer Steven Poster. Poster serves as president of the International Cinematographers Guild and will be available Tuesday night for discussion with the Baylor community. Poster will be present for a film screening and a discussion of the evolution of cinematography with new technologies and approaches. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in Castellaw 101. Castellaw is located at 201 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the Arts and Sciences website.

World Cinema Series − Baylor’s department of modern languages and cultures will host its fall World Cinema series, featuring the movie El Orfanato (The Orphanage) at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium of Draper Hall. The movie will be played in Spanish with English subtitles. Draper Hall is located at 1420 S. Seventh Street. For more information, visit the Baylor Modern Languages and Cultures website.

ISR Lecture − Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host a lecture featuring David Bebbington, Ph.D., from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Paul Powell Chapel of Truett Seminary. Bebbington’s lecture − “Evangelical Preaching in North America in the Late Twentieth Century” − will examine the elements, content, rhetoric, illustrations and book citations of sermons he has heard over the past decade. Bebbington is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Baylor University. Truett Seminary is located at 1100 S 3rd St. For more information, visit the Institute for Studies of Religion website.

Jazz Ensemble Concert − Baylor School of Music will present its Jazz Ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Concert Hall, located at 110 Baylor Ave. Alex Parker, continuing lecturer in jazz studies at Baylor, will lead his group of 20 talented jazz musicians in their concert performance. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

Communication Public Lecture − Baylor’s department of communication will host a public lecture by J. Kevin Barge, Ph.D., professor of communications at Texas A&M University. The lecture is entitled “Communication and the Art of the Possible” and will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Marrs McLean Science 101. Barge is a nationally known scholar and studies the topics of leadership, organizational change and engaged scholarship. Mars McLean is located at 1214 S. 4th St. For more information, visit the School of Education website.


Mayborn Symposium − Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum will host its symposium, “Climate Change: Earth’s Past, Present and Future.” The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Mayborn Museum Complex. Baylor professors and leading colleagues from universities such as the University of Texas and the University of Southern California will speak at the event. Admission to the symposium is included in the price of admission. Museum members and Baylor University students, faculty and staff receive free admission. Mayborn Museum is located at 1300 S. University Parks Drive. For more information, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

by Brooke Battersby , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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